Director: David Leitch
Screenwriter: Kurt Johnstad
Cast: Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, John Goodman, Til Schweiger, Eddie Marsan, Sofia Boutella, Toby Jones
Distributor: Focus Features
Rated R | 115 Minutes
Release Date: July 28, 2017
Usually, when “atomic” is used as an adjective it means something that is propelled by atomic energy. Or if you prefer to use one of Urban Dictionary’s definitions, it’s a “devastating experience of epic proportions from which nothing is salvageable.” So when you have John Wick co-director David Leitch direct Charlize Theron in Atomic Blonde, an adaptation of the famed The Coldest City graphic novel, you’d expect something to leave an impact that is befitting its title. But Atomic Blonde is anything but atomic, at least from a narrative standpoint. It’s thin, has very few characters to care about, and casually shoehorns in 80s British pop songs. But if you are looking for a film with some great action and excellent framing, plus the occasional consumption of vodka, then Atomic Blonde is your kind of film.
A new clip has been released for Atomic Blonde, the upcoming action flick starring Charlize Theron. The movie is directed by David Leitch (John Wick, Deadpool 2) from a screenplay written by Kurt Johnstad (300), and also stars James McAvoy, John Goodman, Til Schweiger, Eddie Marsan, Sofia Boutella, and Toby Jones.
In the clip Theron’s character, Agent Lorraine Broughton, makes absolute fools out of a group of gentlemen through swift and efficient ass kicking, all set to the sounds of the late George Michael’s “Father Figure.”
You can read a synopsis and check out the clip below.
In April it was reported that Warner Brothers was looking at James Wan to direct Aquaman for them. Now it’s official, as Wan is signed on and locked in for the job. He’ll also be supervising the writing of the film’s script, which is set to be penned by Kurt Johnstad (300, 300: Rise of an Empire).
Wan is best known for his work in the realms of horror, directing Saw, Dead Silence, Insidious, The Conjuring, and Insidious: Chapter 2. He’s also attached to direct the upcoming The Conjuring 2. Wan stepped away from horror last year to direct the latest installment in the Fast and the Furious franchise, Furious 7, replacing the director of the previous four movies in the franchise, Justin Lin.
Hot off the heels of announcing that Warner Bros. would be releasing up to nine DC Comic films between 2016 and 2020, comes word that there will be an Aquaman film. But that isn’t even the craziest thing – unless you’ve heard Zack Snyder recently defend the honor of the King of Atlantis, who will appear in his Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice film for DC.
Reports are coming in that WB has commissioned two scripts for an Aquaman film, but they won’t be for two different films. The studio is aggressively working on getting Aquaman on the big screen for a solo film, so they have hired Will Beall (Gangster Squad) and Kurt Johnstad (300: Rise of an Empire) to write two separate scripts, with the hope that one of them will be primed and ready for filming.